Let’s hear it for the Boyz

Posted on 12 Feb 2016 at 6:30am

BalletBoyz may be an all-male troupe, but don’t expect a campy take on dance during its Dallas debut ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com When William Trevitt co-founded his U.K.-based dance modern troupe BalletBoyz around 2000, he and co-founder Michael Nunn were not setting out to turn the world of dance on its head. [...]

A year in the arts

Posted on 14 Aug 2015 at 7:25am

The upcoming season of theater, dance, music, art and more — at a glance In addition to the highlights of the arts season (Page 26), there’s lost more to keep you occupied from now until next summer. Here’s the lineups for more than 20 local arts organizations, from theater to ballet, opera to music, comedy [...]

Plan your (night)life

Posted on 14 Aug 2015 at 6:00am

We narrow down a year’s worth of performing arts into one fantastic events calendar by ARNOLD WAYNE JONES The arts community in North Texas is a thriving one — not only the museums and galleries, theaters and stages, but sometimes the city itself. (Remember the NasherX two years ago?) Well, we’ve curated this list of [...]

Manhood

Posted on 10 Jul 2015 at 6:30am

Choreographer Danielle Georgiou assembled an all-male cast of dancers to explore the experience of what it means to be a man, gay or straight, in the world today. What they discovered surprised even them ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com Danielle Georgiou grew up with a tomboy sensibility — wearing boys’ T-shirts and playing [...]

After Bruce

Posted on 12 Jun 2015 at 6:30am

A year after its founder’s death, the Bruce Wood Dance Project continues to spread a legacy of art ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com The news hit almost exactly a year ago. Two weeks before the world premiere of a new piece called Touch, Bruce Wood — the renowned North Texas choreographer — had [...]

Wall of Sound

Posted on 23 Jan 2015 at 6:15am

Out dancer-choreographer Travis Wall brings Shaping Sound troupe to NT Travis Wall was just 18 years old when he shot to the national spotlight as one of the most popular contestants ever on So You Think You Can Dance, becoming the runner-up on the second season of the show. That was nine years ago, though, and [...]

YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE DANCIN’: GAYLE HALPERIN ON DALLAS’ DANCE SCENE

Posted on 15 Aug 2014 at 7:25am

Dallas’ performing arts scene has been growing tremendously in the past recent years, and although that momentum has mainly been propelled by theater, dance is on its heels. “We have seen a surge, over the past four years, and it’s wonderful,” says Gayle Halperin about the dance scene. “There are more dancers here now, and [...]

Magic in motion

Posted on 15 Aug 2014 at 6:00am

Chadi El-Khoury is a relative newcomer to the world of dance, but his company is starting to move MARK LOWRY  | Special Contributor Chadi El-Khoury’s trajectory as a choreographer is not far removed from his, and his family’s, immigrant story. His parents moved from their native Beirut in the late 1990s, when he was in [...]

Keep on Trockin’

Posted on 04 Apr 2014 at 6:30am

Tory Dobrin with the cross-dressing Trocks, keeps the ‘balls’ in ballets   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor From their roots in the gay underground, where some gay men gathered their skills for what was probably thought at the time as being a one-shot season, to their position as one of the most popular troupes [...]

Culture clash

Posted on 20 Sep 2013 at 8:30am

Gay choreographer and SMU alum Joshua L. Peugh returns to Texas with his Korean troupe’s U.S. debut ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor When Joshua Peugh graduated from Southern Methodist University with a degree in dance in 2006, he accepted a plum position with a renowned ballet company. The thing was, the troupe was in Korea. [...]